Bela Balint

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The efficiency of five different cryopreservation protocols (our original controlled-rate and noncontrolled-rate protocols) was evaluated on the basis of the recovery after thawing of very primitive pluripotent hemopoietic stem cells (MRA(CFU-GM), pluripotent progenitors (CFU-Sd12) and committed granulocyte-monocyte progenitors (CFU-GM) in mouse bone(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental and first clinical studies suggest that the transplantation of bone marrow derived, or circulating blood progenitor cells, may beneficially affect postinfarction remodelling processes after acute myocardial infarction. AIM This pilot trial reports investigation of safety and feasibility of autologous bone marrow-derived progenitor(More)
The initial use of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in severe aplastic anemia (sAA) or reapplication of IST-centered methods following disease relapse is successful only in well-selected patients. The potential treatment by autologous stem cell (SC) transplant in sAA is still an innovative/pioneering therapeutic approach. To our best knowledge, this is the(More)
Angiogenesis in solid tumors is important for tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. However, angiogenesis plays also an important role in hematological malignancies. We have analyzed the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the leukemic blast cells and microvessel density (MVD) in the bone marrow biopsy samples of the patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to compare (a) two different umbilical cord blood (UCB) collection methods while the placenta is still in the uterus (in utero), and (b) to evaluate the efficacy of four cryopreservation protocols based on UCB haematopoiestic stem cell (HSC) recovery. We analysed UCB samples collected with our original collection system designed(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The heart has traditionally been considered as a static organ without capacity of regeneration after trauma. Currently, the more and more often asked question is whether the heart has any intrinsic capacities to regenerate myocytes after myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to present the existence of the preserved muscle fibers(More)
There is a need for improvement of the detection and treatment of the antibody-mediated graft rejection for ABO-incompatible kidney transplant recipients. With the development of novel pre-conditioning protocols, which employ anti-CD20 antibody, therapeutic plasma exchange plus extracorporeal immunoadsorption and standard immunosuppression application,(More)
Langerhans' cells (LCs) represent a specific subset of dendritic cells (DCs) which are important for detecting and processing pathogens that penetrate the skin and epithelial barriers. The aim of our study was to explain what makes their in vitro counterparts - monocyte-derived Langerhans'-like cells (MoLCs) - unique compared with monocyte-derived dendritic(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the hemostatic effectiveness of fibrin glue (FG) prepared by a modification of cryoprecipitation technique in experimental rat liver surgery. FG component 1 was prepared by triple or 'recycled' cryoprecipitation method from single-donor plasma. Rats subjected to liver incision, partial and total lobectomy were(More)
Background/Aim. Due to improved methods for removal of ABO isoagglutinins and novel immunosuppressive protocols, short and long term outcome in blood group incompatible is similar to blood group compatible kidney transplantation. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of our original method for removal of ABO isoagglutinins from the blood in(More)